Long, narrow, usually steep-sided cuts into the earth, as to receive pipes, wires, or footings; may also be used for defensive cuts, especially when the excavated earth is heaped in front as a barrier. For defensive cuts in which the earth is not used as added protection, use "fosses" or "moats.".

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3411
Title
Trenches
Date Added
December 12, 2012
Last Updated
April 12, 2022
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